Queen of the Night Tulip - Pack of 8
Interplant with light-colored Tulips for a dazzling contrast!
'Queen of the Night', ironically, is a sun-lover. Plant it in a sunny spot with excellent drainage. Compacted or heavy clay soils tend to hold standing water, so amend these with grit, compost, or soil conditioner. Hailing from the Dutch bulb market, this Tulip is adapted to serious winters, and requires a bit of cold weather for proper vernalization.
Plant 'Queen of the Night' about 8 inches deep, but dig the hole slightly deeper so that you can add some grit like crushed gravel. This grit will help you achieve the drainage that is vital for tulip beds, and will also deter pests like rodents, which love to eat the bulbs. Water the bulbs in after planting, to help them break out of dormancy, but afterwards this tulip prefers dry conditions, and only needs watered if the weather becomes exceptionally hot and dry. Your yard, garden, and vase will thank you for the gorgeous display that follows! Pack of 8. Zones 3 to 8.
|Variety||'Queen of the Night'|
|Item Form||Pack of 8|
|Zone||3 - 8|
|Bloom Season||Late Spring - Early Summer|
|Plant Height||20 in - 24 in|
|Plant Width||4 in - 6 in|
|Bloom Color||Dark Burgundy|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Uses||Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ornamental|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii|